Youth who participate in our programming stay in school and out of trouble
Increase in confidence in leadership skills
Increase in knowledge about life skills topics
More likely to have done service projects in their community
Past Cameroon program participants employed as Community Leaders
Past Cameroon program participant playing collegiate soccer in the U.S.
2019 Program Summary
Safe spaces created in neighborhoods
Cities in Cameroon
Numbers don’t always tell the whole story.
In Pittsburgh, the story of Haji Mada stands out as a great achievement. Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, Haji (age 16) is one of 4,000 refugees resettled in Pittsburgh over the last decade. He lives with his mother and three siblings in Northview Heights, a Pittsburgh neighborhood where you have the 1 in 11 chance of being a victim of crime — 234 percent higher than the national average.
But Haji is working hard to change his community. He is one of eight Open Field Youth Leaders determined to improve the quality of life for younger kids in their neighborhood of Northview Heights.